MRU continues centennial celebrations
by Catherine Szabo
After some pre-centennial activities in September, the plans for December’s celebrations are going forward, no holds barred. In true centennial spirit, the planning committee has even brought back activities from years past.
“(Skating on the pond) used to be done many years ago, and people loved it, but it kind of just fell to the wayside,” said Lara Unsworth, Mount Royal University centennial strategist.
Since the committee under- stands this is a busy time of year for students and faculty, they wanted to have open events that people could drop into at convenient times. One of those activities, street hockey, should be pretty popular, Unsworth said.“Word is already spreading,” she said. “I know a couple of departments are already pulling entire teams together.”
On Dec. 16, events are as follows: • Birthday celebration, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., EC building • Street hockey, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., East Gate Ring Road
• Outdoor pond skating, all winter long
• Ice sculpture demonstration, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., East Gate
• Snowman contest (if there’s snow), 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., East Gate
• Fireworks (open to general public), 5 p.m., Convocation Lawn near the amphitheatre
• Starting on Dec. 13 and running until Dec. 15, donations — not just non-perishable food
items, but also necessities such as transit tickets and toiletries — will be collected for 10 charities and can be dropped off on Main Street or at the Recreation Entrance.
• And in case the mercury drops again, people can warm up with hot chocolate, apple cider and cupcakes in the birthday festival tent from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. at East Gate.